Puzzles and Riddles 2: Solution

Here's the solution to the problem of the Three Boxes. I've rot-13'd it in case you didn't see the original riddle yet.

Lbh fubhyq fjvgpu; fjvgpuvat gb gur bgure obk qbhoyrf lbhe punaprf.

Guvf frrzf pbhagrevaghvgvir, ohg vs lbh erpbafgehpg nyy cbffvoyr fpranevbf, vg npghnyyl gheaf bhg gb or pbeerpg. Urer'f ubj vg jbexf.

Yrg'f ynory gur obkrf N, O naq P. Abj nffhzr gung lbh vavgvnyyl nyjnlf cvpx obk N. Vs gur cevmr vf va obk N, fjvgpuvat vf n onq vqrn. Vs, ubjrire, gur cevmr vf va obk O be P, gur bar erznvavat obk vf erzbirq naq fjvgpuvat jvyy trg lbh gur cevmr. Va bar guveq bs pnfrf, gur cevmr vf va N; va gjb guveqf, vg'f va O be P. Gurersber, fjvgpuvat qbhoyrf lbhe punaprf sebz bar guveq gb gjb guveqf; va bgure jbeqf, vg qbhoyrf lbhe punaprf.

Posted by cronopio at 01:50 AM, December 16, 2003